Find out about IP blocking, precisely what it signifies and how and when it’s best to use it.
If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is made available. The fact is that, that's something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our Linux website hosting
include an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with us, as we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not tackled this kind of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP in the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.